Politics

Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012

Jackson Heights

LGBT fundraiser for Obama held in Jackson Heights

The Lesbian and Gay Democratic Club of Queens (LGDCQ) and city Councilman Daniel Dromm hosted a grassroots, “give what you can” fundraiser in conjunction with representatives from Obama for America for the LGBT community. Comment.

Monday, Oct. 1, 2012

Jamaica

Undocumented funds yield fine for Jennings

Former Democratic City Councilman Allan Jennings was penalized earlier this month by the city Campaign Finance Board for several violations committed by his campaign during the 2010 special election for the seat left vacant by the late Councilman Thomas White Jr. Comment.

Friday, Sept. 28, 2012

Howard Beach

School unions back Addabbo

The United Federation of Teachers and New York State United Teachers joined with Queens Democrats Monday to endorse state Sen. Joseph Addabbo (D-Howard Beach) in his bid for re-election, saying he has been a strong advocate for teachers, students and schools during his years in the City Council and now in Albany. Comment.
Ozone Park

Addabbo, Ulrich spar over small biz ranking

State Sen. Joseph Addabbo (D-Howard Beach) defended himself against attacks on his business record from his opponent, City Councilman Eric Ulrich (R-Ozone Park), last week, arguing that a small business scorecard Ulrich cited to malign Addabbo’s record was released by a right-wing lobbying firm and takes things out of context. Comment.
Letters

Halloran takes paper to task over Meng editorial

In response to your Sept. 14-20 editorial, let me take this opportunity to clarify the record of what I said and did not say, but before I do so, let me first say that your use of “Tea Potty” as your headline belies the overt bias in your editorial piece. Comments (53).

Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012

Auburndale

House rivals clash on issues

The Republican and Democratic candidates for the Queens congressional seat based in Flushing took different stands on both energy policy and Social Security at a Flushing candidate forum last week. Comment.
Bayside

Avella calls on Silver to resign

Going against one of his own, one northeast Queens Democrat called on state Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver (D-Manhattan) to step down in the wake of a heated scandal. Comment.

Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012

Politics

Board of Election increases size of print on ballots

The city Board of Elections voted Tuesday to increase the size of the fonts printed on the ballots for the Nov. 6 general election after some voters complained that the ballots used in the primary earlier this month were difficult to read. Comment.

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